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English-language drama hits city stage
Nguyen Quy
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English-language drama hits city stage

Nguyen Quy

A foreigner watches the drama at the HCMC Drama Theater in downtown HCMC - PHOTO: THUC QUYEN

Jane Eyre, a drama adapted from a well-known novel by Charlotte Bronte, was performed in English by students of English at the HCMC Open University at the HCMC Drama Theater in downtown HCMC on December 16.

The performance heaped praise from many students, drama-lovers and the expat community as the play was meant to convey humanitarian values and meaningful messages to the audience.

The play tells a story of Jane Eyre, an orphaned and isolated ten-year-old girl who grew up in the home of her heartless aunt and at a harsh charity school. She made efforts and overcame many difficulties to become a determined and passionate Christian. But Jane’s life seems to be filled with many adversities and challenges before finding a true love.

Mathews, a 34-year-old American man, told the Daily at the show late last week that he has a special love for English literature and drama, so he felt excited to see the drama show, especially performed by young students who are nice and active.

“I highly appreciated what they did, and I am willing to come back to shows like this in the coming time,” the American audience says.   

Ho Hoang Huy, a third-year English student of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in HCMC’s District 1, says he got the information about the show from his peer who is studying at the Open University.

“Most students, including those majoring in English, are afraid to speak English in public. In my opinion, the academic drama performance is one of the best ways for students like me to practice speaking English in a natural way and overcome the fear of communicating in English before a large crowd,” Huy added.

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